Seeking out business health insurance is one step to ensuring the health and wellbeing of your employees.
A corporate health plan can help to make sure your staff get the appropriate care and treatment for their medical needs, and with the hot weather conditions sweeping Australia this might be the prime time to speak to your health consultant.
Workers were warned by WorkCover NSW on November 30 to take precautions with the scorching temperatures expected this week.
"Employers and workers, especially those working in heat-related conditions, need to remain vigilant to the risks of working in high temperatures given it is expected to be warmer than average across south eastern Australia for the next few days," said WorkCover general manager of workplace health and safety division John Watson.
"If possible, you should try to re-schedule work to cooler times of the day, for example, early mornings or late afternoons."
Mr Watson said that if this isn't possible, ensure workers have access to plain drinking water (minimum 200mL every 15 to 20 minutes) regular rest breaks and shaded rest areas.
He added: "Heat illness can be fatal. Common symptoms of dangerous heat illness may include nausea, dizziness, general weakness and collapse. If you or your workers are working in a hot environment and have any of these symptoms, you should seek immediate medical assistance."